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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #201
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Some Maps missing from this thread:

PIA's International Flights:

A bit old, but shows the concentration of Flights:



Pearl Air



Pearl Air is a private airline of Pakistan based in Karachi.

Aero Asia

Domestic + International:



Aero Asia is a low-cost airline of Pakistan serving domestic and Gulf regional services.

I have a question. Didn't Aero Asia ceased to operate in 2007??? So how many Airlines does Pakistan have & what are their names?

If so, I will remove the Aero Asia map.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #202
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The above maps must be old as they dont show PIA's routes to Glasgow International, PIA have been flying to GLA for around 3 years now.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #203
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Pearl Air? Never heard of it. I can't find a website for them even.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #204
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The above maps must be old as they dont show PIA's routes to Glasgow International, PIA have been flying to GLA for around 3 years now.
Yeah, as I mentioned the map is old, not to forget that they also fly here to Leeds/Bradford now. I just posted that map to shows the concentration of PIA's flights. With most of the flights going to the Oil Rich Middle East, then to Western Europe, then to Asia as a whole and then to North America.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #205
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Wow a non stop to YYZ. Good job.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #206
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Old November 29th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #207
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This map's been posted before in Post # 156. Like I said before the above map was to show the concentration of PIA's flights to the different regions of the World.
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KLM Returning To Karachi?
I was scrolling through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schiphol_Airport

I know its not the most reliable source but then again most of us use it any way. So, I was going through Amsterdam airports wikepedia page and under airlines , more specifically KLM, it lists Karachi in destination and in brackets it says resuming 2009. I haven't heard about any of this before. It would make sense for them to return espeically since the merger. This is still considerable traffic even with all the Gulf carriers in the market.

If true, it wont start until April 2009 at the earliest and will be routed in one of the below mentioned manners:

B772ER extended from DXB

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A 332 extended from AUH or BAH

KLM will not use an A 332 to fly nonstop AMS-KHI-AMS as their cabin crew will not want to overnight in KHI.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 04:15 AM   #209
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Hope so.

Btw one more good news. A Spanish forumer by the name of Tucancillo informed us that PIA is going to start flights between Islamabad-Barcelona in March 2009.

Here's an article:

PIA to fly to Barcelona, Stansted

KARACHI - PIA is going to start direct flights to Barcelona (Spain) soon apart from resuming its flights to Stansted (England) in near future, sources told The Nation.

Sources said that PIA Planning Dept was working on the opening of a new route to Barcelona, Spain, to increase its operational income and ease the sufferings of the Pakistani passengers who visit Spain through transit flights. Sources in PIA said that deadline to make operational flights to these two routes in Europe would be finalised after the completion of Haj operations.

According to sources, the Stansted destination was abandoned by the previous management of PIA. The new management has decided to resume flights on this route this year.

After restoring the Stansted route, PIA flights will be operating on six different routes in England such as London Heathrow airport, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford and Glasgow. The spokesman confirmed that a plan of starting direct flights to Barcelona has been finalised.

The Planning and Scheduling Department said that soon the PIA would come out of the financial crunch due to various important decisions taken by MD Captain (R) Ijaz Haroon. He said that a substantial decline in fuel oil prices would be beneficial for the national airline.

It may be noted that PIA management had inked agreements with petroleum companies to buy fuel when the crude oil prices stood around $120. The agreements would end in Jan 2009 and PIA would take the benefits of over 60pc decline in crude oil prices in int'l markets.

The sources, however, remained tight lipped when questioned whether or not the PIA was going to reduce domestic and int'l fares in the wake of a massive cut in fuel oil prices in global and domestic markets.

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After restoring the Stansted route, PIA flights will be operating on six different routes in England such as London Heathrow airport, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford and Glasgow. The spokesman confirmed that a plan of starting direct flights to Barcelona has been finalised.
Glasgow is not in England...
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Glasgow is not in England...
Pardon our journalists, they tend to make such errors.
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Glasgow is not in England...
Not when the invasion by England is complete.
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Lahore International Airport on Today's Banner!!


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Old July 6th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #214
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This thread needs to do some serious catching up

Most PIA planes cross average age of 13 years

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Friday advised the government to consider making strategic investment in building fuel storage capacity and advance purchase of fuel oil to help bail out the PIA from its financial woes.

This he said during briefing on PIA in a meeting in the Presidency that was jointly presided by the President and the Prime Minister.

The meeting was attended by Ch. Ahmed Mukhtar, Federal Minister for Defence, Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Capt. Muhammad Ijaz Haroon, Managing Director PIA and officials of relevant ministries and PIA were also present in the meeting.

The President said that the government could consider hiring the services of consultants to suggest workable plans for strategic investment in the PIA through public-private partnership.

He said the fund raising efforts for the PIA required innovative and non-traditional solutions as the problem was too big for normal bureaucratic procedures and periodic dole outs, he said.

The President advised the government to also consider developing the Roosevelt hotel property in New York owned by the PIA as a source of permanent income without actually selling the property and retaining PIA's ownership of it.

He said that the government may revisit the earlier decision to place the Roosevelt hotel under the Privatization Commission so as to examine the possibility of developing the property for regular income.

The President said that the PIA could be salvaged throughout of box solution and advised the government to have separate smaller meetings of experts on evolving a workable business plan.

Giving briefing on the PIA the Managing Director of the Airline said that the PIA had 40 airplanes in its fleet operating for 23 domestic and 35 international destinations and employing over17000 employees.

He said that the average age of an aircraft was 13 years but more than half of the PIA fleet was over 23 years old.

The MD PIA said that the airline industry worldwide had suffered huge setbacks due to volatility in the fuel prices. The projected profit of 9.6 billion dollars of the industry in June2007, turned into loss of over 6 billion dollars by June 2008, he said.

The meeting was informed that although fuel prices had comedown, PIA still faced a difficult situation due to many other challenges. Poor governance in the past ignoring best industry practices, aging aircrafts, capacity glut, rupee depreciation and geopolitical situation were factors that posed challenges to the airline.

The meeting was informed that the airline had focused to improve the equation between revenues and costs during 2009. He said that marketing had been geared to maximize revenues and thereby restore profitability.

The overall seat factor was also planned to be higher this year than in 2008. The meeting was informed that a 14% increase incapacity is planned which would also improve the revenue growth considerably.

About the improvement in services the MD PIA informed the meeting that the facility of online booking had now been extended to more destinations and the list would be expanded further. The reservation system had also been streamlined besides introducing courtesy and customer care training for the front line staff, he said.

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani observed that the problems and issues faced by the PIA could not be resolved through periodic inspections of financial dole outs. He said that the government will take a fresh look at the issues involved to find out a lasting solution. The Prime Minister said that he will hold a separate meeting with the Defence Minister and Advisor Finance and relevant officials to sort out the problems of PIA.
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ISLAMABAD, April 1: An air crash staged at the city airport on Wednesday by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to test the readiness of its rescue agencies caused more amusement among the usual airport crowd than panic.

It was funny for the drill observers to see the passengers of the supposedly crashed Boeing-777 leisurely climbing down truck-mounted stairs when one expected them tumbling down the standard chutes.

Even funnier looked the rescuers carrying “injured” passengers down the stairs on their shoulders like sacks.

Official umpires must have been struck by the slackness and lack of coordination shown by the rescuers and their officials who displayed no or little sense of real emergency.

For the casual observer the drill, an annual exercise by the CAA, was in sharp contrast to the real or staged crash scenes and rescue operations seen in the movies and on live TV.

It was touching that CAA dedicated the Air-X09 drill to its two firefighters, Abid Ali and Rizwan, who laid down their lives fighting the fire that devastated Gakhar Plaza in Rawalpindi last year, but strange that the umpires were not allowed near the mock fire on Boeing-777 to judge the CAA’s capacities.

After all the exercise was staged to demonstrate the agility and quick response expected of the CAA personnel in case of a major plane crash.

Airports are required to carry out a major accident exercise every year to test the efficacy of their emergency plans and to identify deficiencies in it.

Rescue officials involved in the Air-X09 lacked efficiency and com munication and consumed extratime in completing their given tasks, be it the response from the fire fighters or the paramedics’ attention to fake victims.

The exercise started around 11am when a small-scale crash, resulting in a plane catching fire, was simulated on the runway.

The airport’s own fire trucks were pressed into service and were joined by four CAA fire extinguishing vehicles.

A helicopter was also seen in action during the drill which lifted the Priority-1 (seriously injured) passengers from the spot. District administration officials and staff of different airlines witnessed the emergency drill from a distance.

Airport manager Ayaz Jadoon informed the journalists that any deficiencies detected will be addressed after the panel of umpires submit its report, probably after a week.

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PARIS AIR SHOW: PIA in final discussions with Airbus and Boeing for major narrowbody deal

Pakistan International Airlines expects to conclude a major deal for up to 27 new single-aisle aircraft within the next few weeks, once it receives best and final offers from Airbus and Boeing.

The prospective deal, worth more than $2 billion at list prices, could be one of the major narrowbody sales campaigns of 2009, and was revealed to Flight Daily News at the Paris air show by PIA managing director Capt Mohammed Aijaz Haroon.

Speaking after signing a deal at the show with Thales for a RealitySeven Boeing 777-300ER full-flight simulator, Aijaz said the airline has completed the evaluation for the expansion of its fleet. "We're looking at the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. We've had meetings with Airbus and Boeing and are waiting for their final numbers. We expect to finalise a deal within the next few weeks."
The airline plans to acquire up to 27 aircraft, through a mix of orders and leases, Aijaz says. "We'll place nine firm orders with nine purchase rights, and take nine from leasing companies. Deliveries will start at the end of 2010."

PIA has recently renewed and expanded its long-haul fleet through the delivery of nine 777-200ER/LRs and -300ERs, which are operated alongside five 747-300s. However, its narrowbody fleet comprises six ageing 737-300s, according to Flight's ACAS database. It also operates six ATR 42-500s and 12 A310-300s.

Aijaz says PIA aims to conclude a simulator deal in parallel with the new fleet acquisition, and is in talks with Thales and CAE. "We'd like to have the simulator in time to allow us to do the training in Pakistan," says Aijaz.

The new Level D 777-300ER simulator will begin operating its training centre in Karachi next year, and will be used both for PIA training needs and for third-party work. The airline currently uses 777 simulators at the CAE training centre in Dubai and British Airways in London for its training.



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thats from 2009 but nothing have been finalized yet...because of mismanagement in the eternal loss making PIA
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CAA plans to establish airport cities in Karachi, Lahore


ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority has plans to establish airport cities in Karachi and Lahore in phase one and at new Islamabad International Airport in the second phase. Plan for construction of Aviation Tower at Islamabad is also being finalised.

According to the commercial development projects under review at CAA, Ernst and Young consultants for the project have been appointed and a master plan is under finalisation for establishment of airport cities. Technical design of the Aviation Tower that is to be built at blue area of Islamabad is in hand.

Land for establishment of cold storage facilities at Lahore airport has already been given to Punjab and similar facilities at other airports are being provided. Cargo facilities at major airports are being improved and new cargo villages being developed at major airports. Provision of IT parks in Karachi and Lahore is also under consideration. Expansion and improvement at CAA handled airports have been planned and initiated to facilitate passengers through allocation of Rs 15 billion in the ongoing fiscal year 2009-10.

In the infrastructure area, work on upgradation of Multan and Peshawar airports are also underway. Expansion and renovation of passenger terminal and allied works at Quetta airport will be carried out. Expansion of passenger terminal building at Turbat airport, Chitral airport, new terminal building and lounges at Skardu airport will be constructed.

New passenger terminal and car park as well as re-carpeting of runway at Gilgit airport will be constructed and there is also a plan to construct new generation of runway for A-380 aircraft in Karachi and Lahore.

Upgradation of Civil Aviation Training Institute in Hyderabad, expansion of terminal building at DG Khan airport, renovation of terminal building and airside infrastructure at Skardu, Moenjodaro and Faisalabad will be carried out.

CAA has plans to induct 25 new firefighting vehicles to replace its 40-year-old firefighting vehicles fleet. CAA will also replace all its ambulances that are some 15 to 25 years old. Water bowzers would also be replaced. Instrument landing system at Quetta and Peshawar airports will be introduced.

Some 35-year-old CAA aircraft is being replaced and two new aircraft have been procured for calibration purposes. CAA radars were installed 20 years back, upgradation of radar is planned to cater to the technological advancements and technical support in future. Existing system is not compatible with future air traffic control needs. The plan includes replacement of air traffic management system and voice communication and control system of both area control centres in Karachi and Lahore to be completed by June 2010.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...-12-2009_pg5_7
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A surprise visitor at Lahore Airport

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Jazeera Airways Ups The Ante

April 14, 2010

Summary

It may be seen as a strange move but Jazeera Airways foray into Pakistan will pressure both Air Arabia and FlyDubai into making a move sooner than either had planned.

Analysis

Jazeera Airways has certainly got a big head start by opting to serve the north-eastern city of Lahore because its key rivals do not, however, the UAE is home to a huge Pakistani expatriate populace that Kuwait doesn’t have.

Will demand be sustained from Kuwait, that’s the big question.

However, that Air Arabia serves Islamabad and Karachi, its current omission of Lahore will put it under pressure to add the city to its network to ensure that the swathes of (price sensitive) UAE labourers from Pakistan can reap not just its low ticket prices, but also fly to where there want – Lahore.

FlyDubai is the interesting candidate – at present, the airline has not commented on its future network city connections and does not service Pakistan. Laying your eggs in this basket would likely derive the most plausible outcome of another low cost entrant into the Pakistani market but the question is whether FlyDubai sees any point of just launching services to Lahore without addressing the financial center of Karachi or the political base in Islamabad.

Who knows, they may launch all three simultaneously when their 737 fleet grows in the coming months – but if nothing else, the move by Jazeera Airways is certainly going to act as the mechanism by which Pakistan will be subject to more external competition.
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